Freedom will mean many different things to different people, the Oxford English Dictionary defines freedom as:
Freedom, [noun] : The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants.
As definitions go that is pretty much spot on, succinct and to the point, we hear a lot about the “freedom lifestyle” but what does that mean?
To many out there, especially if they are selling you a book or course about how to achieve a freedom lifestyle, it means packing up the 9-5 routine, starting an online business and running this from a beach on your laptop. Whilst this is perfectly achievable for some and it certainly portrays a certain visual dream it is a little, shall we say, superficial.
Yes, running an online business from a laptop on a beach sounds appealing but is it totally free,? Will it bring you the freedom that you desire? What if you don’t want to sit on a beach? Can you achieve a freedom lifestyle without being in a tropical paradise?
Of course you can. Freedom is much more than sitting on a beach with a laptop, it is a state of mind.
Freedom will mean many things to many people, here at The Free Phoenix we talk about a different sort of freedom lifestyle, we call it “freedom from within” in that it is you who defines your freedom, it is as much a state of mind as it is an activity.
Now don’t get me wrong, the idea of sitting on a beach making hundreds of thousands and doing very little is mighty appealing but are you totally free doing it?
Yes, there are people doing this right now but if you are like many people trapped by say a mountain of debt, suffering from anxiety, addiction, toxic relationships, type 2 diabetes or obesity, is sitting on a beach with a laptop a freedom lifestyle? Not really.
Yes, if you have all your ducks in a line, few, if any family ties, no children or pets then you can probably up sticks and go globe trotting with your laptop and sell the idea to others, people have been doing it for years, it is called “travelling”, but it is not “freedom”.
True freedom is hard to achieve, it is hard fought and hard won but then nothing easy is worth much anyway, the true journey to a freedom lifestyle will be a hard grind but ultimately worth it.
This website will help you with stories from people who have achieved true freedom within the modern world, or as free as you can probably be without roaming the wilderness.
Come and join us on the journey to Freedom From Within.